WDF World Cup Men Singles 1999

In 1999, for the first time in history, a WDF cup is held in Africa. Durban is the host for the twelfth Cup. 32 countries participate in the tournament, of which 30 also have taken a ladies team. For the first time in 1999 there is also a WDF World Cup the young people. Nine teams take a boy and a girl to South Africa. All of them will compete in the Durban Exhibition Centre for the three major Cups from 6 to 9 October.

Four youth titles are up for grabs. Singles with the girls and boys, mixed pairs and of course the overall WDF World Cup. Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles are participating for the first time at a WDF World Cup, which is more global than ever before.

Raymond van Barneveld becomes the second player in history to successfully defend his WDF World Cup singles title. After his victory in Perth, he is also the strongest in Durban. In the quarterfinals, the Dutchman defeats Mervyn King in a decisive leg. In the semi-finals, Barney also needs seven legs to overcome Irishman Martin McClosky. McClosky surprisingly knocked Martin Adams out of the tournament in the first round. No Englishman would reach the semi-finals.

In the other half of the schedule, it is the men from New Zealand who dominate. Warren Perry and Herbie Nathan both reach the semi-finals, after victories over Andy Fordham and Ronnie Baxter respectively. The mutual game is won by Parry, who may compete against Van Barneveld in the final, but manages to get only one leg in the final.

With his win, Raymond van Barneveld becomes the second player after Eric Bristow to win the WDF World Cup singles title twice in a row.

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Venue: South Africa Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban From: Thursday 07 October 1999 Till: Saturday 09 October 1999


Raymond van Barneveld
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF World Cup Men Singles Darts - 1999